Chris...now thats a nice setup...looks like a parade of homes living room!!! Great tiling on the wood floors! How's it working out for you? Coal vs pellet?
Thanks. I've been wanting to switch to coal for years and this year my pellet stove had a auger bearing seize. Good enough reason for me to make the switch to coal.
The coal is way easier to start (using a coal mouse) than pellets. It's more quiet and less involved to keep running than pellets but the best thing so far - it will run 3 days before I need to fill the hopper and empty the ash pan. Pellets were everyday and made way more of a mess.
When anyone asks me the comparison the answer is always "there isn't one".